Akai Pro MPX16 - Frequently Asked Questions

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akai mpx16 main3The Akai Professional MPX16 is an advanced sample player with sixteen backlit velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads.  A compact sampling powerhouse, this article walks through a number of frequently asked questions about the Akai Professional MPX16.



Frequently Asked Questions


Can samples be loaded directly onto the MPX16 via USB connection?

The MPX16 allows for a direct USB connection to upload and download directly to the inserted SD card.  

To use the MPX16 as an SD card reader, connect a standard USB cable to your computer USB port and power on the MPX16 while pressing and holding the MAIN button.  

When adding samples, be sure to add the samples directly to the root (main) directory of the card.  Do not add samples to any subfolders on the card.  Also, limit your file names to 8 characters, do not use spaces, and do not use any of the following characters in the name: " * / \ : < > ? |


What format should my samples be in?

The samples must be in 16-bit, mono or stereo WAV format.  They can have a sample rate of 48, 44.1, 32, 22.05, or 11.205 kHz.


What kind of SD card do I need?

You can use an SD or SDHC card with a capacity of up to 32 GB and it must be FAT32 formatted.  Up to 512 files can be stored in the root directory of the card.


How much can be assigned to the MPX16 pads at one time?

You can assign up to 60 MB worth of samples onto the MPX16's pads at a time.  Also, please note that a sample's size will be rounded up when loaded (eg., a 2.1 MB sample on the SD card will be treated as a 3 MB sample when assigned to a pad).


How long does it take to load a sample from the SD card to a pad?

Using a number of different SD and SDHC cards with various transfer rates, we experienced the following average load times:

  • 6MB stereo WAV, 44/16 - 18 seconds
  • 31MB stereo WAV, 44/16 - 1 minute, 38 seconds



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